Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Animated; lively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Lively and animated.
  • n. A radio operator.
  • n. An electrician; an electrical engineer.

Etymologies

From spark +‎ -y. (Wiktionary)

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  • An electrician.

    December 17, 2007

  • Well, you know what they say. You can't teach a gay dog straight tricks.

    October 9, 2007

  • Don't be gay, sparky, don't be gay.

    October 9, 2007

  • It would have been an interesting development if "Snoopy" had been named "Sparky" instead. Sparky is a common name for dogs, in my experience.

    October 9, 2007

  • What friends called the cartoonist Charles Shulz: "Jean Schulz, Charles' second wife, said she read about three-quarters of Mr. Michaelis's third draft. She didn't disagree that her husband, whom friends called Sparky, was 'melancholy,' but she said that was only part of the story: 'It’s not a full portrait. Sparky was so much more. Most of the time he loved to laugh.'" (The New York Times, October 8, 2007)

    Sparky. I love that that.

    October 9, 2007